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2013-01-25 10:14:31

Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has taken his innovative lab-on-a-chip and developed a way to not only check a patient's HIV status anywhere in the world with just a finger prick, but also synchronize the results automatically and instantaneously with central health-care records—10 times faster, the researchers say, than the benchtop ELISA, a broadly used diagnostic technique.

2012-12-02 05:04:07

ALine is a finalist for the prestigious Patrick Soon Shiong Innovation Award.

Disease Diagnosis With Innovative Lab On A Chip
2012-10-27 08:02:49

Brigham Young professor Adam Woolley and his students have developed a new "lab on a chip" (LOAC) which will help with diagnosing diseases long before current detection methods could.

NASA Team's Hunt For Battle Creek Meteorite
2012-10-13 08:15:08

Have you ever had a solution that needed a problem? No, I'm not saying that backwards. That's the strange predicament that Peter Willis and his team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory found themselves in recently.

Acoustic Cell-sorting Chip Could Lead To Cell Phone-sized Medical Labs
2012-10-02 16:06:05

A technique that uses acoustic waves to sort cells on a chip may create miniature medical analytic devices that could make Star Trek's tricorder seem a bit bulky in comparison, according to a team of researchers.

2012-09-12 00:57:17

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have gotten us one step closer to understanding and overcoming one of the least-understood mechanisms of HIV infection—by devising a method to precisely track the life cycle of individual cells infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Testing Standards Focused On To Support Lab On A Chip Commercialization
2012-08-09 10:18:04

Lab on a chip (LOC) devices—microchip-size systems that can prepare and analyze tiny fluid samples with volumes ranging from a few microliters (millionth of a liter) to sub-nanoliters (less than a billionth of a liter)—are envisioned to one day revolutionize how laboratory tasks such as diagnosing diseases and investigating forensic evidence are performed.

Nanotube Tech Leading To Faster, Lower-cost Medical Diagnostics
2012-03-11 07:11:06

Researchers at Oregon State University have tapped into the extraordinary power of carbon “nanotubes” to increase the speed of biological sensors, a technology that might one day allow a doctor to routinely perform lab tests in minutes, speeding diagnosis and treatment while reducing costs.

2012-03-05 23:21:55

A new kind of flexible, transparent pressure sensor, developed at the University of California, Davis, for use in medical applications, relies on a drop of liquid.

2012-02-06 20:35:58

Tiny metallic nanoparticles that shimmer in the light like the scales on a butterfly's wing are set to become the color-change components of a revolutionary new approach to point-of-care medical diagnostics, according to a study published in International Journal of Design Engineering.


Latest Lab-on-a-chip Reference Libraries

Lab on a Chip
2012-04-29 22:56:20

Lab on a Chip is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published bi-weekly (24 issues per year) by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). It was established in 2001 and hosts RSC’s other publications: Highlights in Chemical Technology and Highlights in Chemical Biology. The editor-in-chief is Harp Minhas. Lab on a Chip publishes original primary research and review articles on any aspect of miniaturization at the micro and nano scale. It covers a variety of disciplines including chemistry,...

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